About the roles - highways and transportation

We curently have some great job opportunities within our highways and transportation service.

Opportunities available

 

Maintenance manager

Location: Thirsk
Salary: up to £41k

Are you up for the challenge?

We have an exciting opportunity for a maintenance manager to oversee and manage the existing highways network.

As the highway authority, we are responsible for all adopted roads and footways within North Yorkshire and for the management, maintenance and improvement of the highway network. The highway network consists of approximately 9,200km of road, 4,000km of footway, 47,000 streetlights and 2,000 bridges.

The county council currently (2015/16) has around £23.5m per year of revenue funding available for managing and maintaining the highway network, and also spend approximately £12.2m per year on public transport services including subsidising concessionary fares for pensioners and subsidising bus and community transport services.

You will be responsible for a small team of highway officers, and assisting in the management of project engineers to deliver a quality highway maintenance service to the local community, including highway inspections, works delivery and design briefs. Liaising with contractors and consultants to develop relationships and improve performance of partnership working across the highways of North Yorkshire.

If you are an experienced highway engineer looking to achieve the highest standards in the management and maintenance of the highway network - we want to hear from you.

For an informal chat please contact Nigel Smith, area manager on 01609 535818 or Nigel.Smith@northyorks.gov.uk.

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 Job description - maintenance manager (pdf / 380 KB)

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Project engineer

Location: Kirby Misperton, Scarborough or Whitby
Salary: up to £32k

North Yorkshire County Council are currently looking for project engineers to assist with the maintenance and improvement of the highway network in the local area.

Our highway operations unit is responsible for the implementation of highway improvement and maintenance schemes, routine highway maintenance activities, delivery of the winter maintenance service, local network management and liaison with the public at a local level.

As the highway authority, we are responsible for all adopted roads and footways within North Yorkshire and for the management, maintenance and improvement of the highway network. The highway network consists of approximately 9,200km of road, 4,000km of footway, 47,000 streetlights and 2,000 bridges.

As a project engineer you will be responsible for delivering the council's maintenance, integrated transport programme and development responsibilities. You will have the opportunity to work on the assessment and delivery of highway maintenance projects and you will also be involved in the preparation of traffic schemes. You will be challenged with finding innovative solutions within technical constraints set by planning and highways legislation and guidance.

We are supported with modern technology and accessibility to enable flexibility and agility with working base and patterns of work, centred around the needs of our customers and the achievement of visible leadership.

As an authority we offer generous annual leave entitlement, access to the Local Government Pension Scheme and to our employee benefits scheme ‘Everybody Benefits’ and commitment to staff training and development. As a service, we take the time to invest in staff development and as such this role offers the opportunity to advance your engineering career.

For an informal conversation about the post please contact James Malcolm, area manager on 01609 533778.

Please note that whilst this post is located in Kirby Misperton we may have opportunities arising in the Scarborough/Whitby area.

Application pack

 Job description - project engineer (pdf / 485 KB)

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Asset management engineer

Location: Northallerton
Salary: up to 32k

Would you like the opportunity to positively influence the future of highways engineering?

We have an exciting opportunity within our highways asset management team for an officer to provide asset management expertise and support in developing and implementing highway network related management and maintenance policy and strategy.

As the largest local authority in England we are responsible for the maintenance of a highway network of 9,0000km worth over £11 billion. The annual highway capital maintenance budget is £40 million, although we have a proud record of successfully bidding for an additional highway maintenance funding and we aim to continue to achieve in this area.

You will have the opportunity to be involved in the development, implementation and review of policy; management of contracts and development of the North Yorkshire Highway Infrastructure Asset Management Plan. You will undertake highway asset valuation in accordance with CIPFA guidelines and use appropriate asset management techniques to optimise maintenance interventions, aiming for preventative rather than reactive maintenance solutions.

In return, we can offer you flexible working opportunities, generous annual leave entitlement, access to the Local Government Pension Scheme and to our employee benefits scheme 'Everybody Benefits' and commitment to staff training and development.

Whilst the post base would be Northallerton, we are supported with modern technology and accessibility to enable flexibility and agility with working from other work bases or from home and patterns of work, centred around the needs of our customers and the achievement of visible leadership - enabling the post holder to achieve excellent work life balance.

If you would like to shape the future of highways engineering we would like to hear from you!

For an informal discussion about the role please contact Neil Leighton on 01609 532800.

Application pack

 Job description - asset management engineer (pdf / 453 KB)

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Traffic signals technical officer

Location: Northallerton
Salary: up to £27k

Are you up for the challenge?

We are currently looking for a traffic signals technical officer.

North Yorkshire is a special place, host to the phenomenal Tour de France, and its legacy Tour de Yorkshire; a place with a strong economy and commitment to sustainable growth that enables or residents and visitors to fulfil their ambitions and aspirations.

Our traffic engineering team forms part of the network strategy group within the highways and transportation service unit. As a traffic signals technical officer you will be responsible for supporting the team leader (traffic engineering) in the management of all traffic signal controlled assets within control of North Yorkshire County Council.

You will help with the provision of advice on traffic signal design, installation and maintenance to both internal and external clients. You will also assist with the day to day operation of the urban traffic management and control (UTMC) system, improving the efficiency of the network and maximising capacity. Helping monitor performance of traffic signals maintenance contractor is another important aspect of the job. Prior experience in the use of AutoCAD and undertaking junction/traffic signal capacity assessments would be advantageous but not essential.

In return, we can offer you numerous benefits including generous annual leave entitlement, access to the Local Government Pension Scheme and to our employee benefits scheme ‘Everybody Benefits’ and commitment to staff training and development.

North Yorkshire benefits from easy connectivity to the A1M, M62, A19, A64 providing convenient connectivity to vibrant cities such as Durham, Teesside, Darlington, Newcastle, York, Leeds, and a little over two hours commute on the main train line to London.

England's largest county, it includes the stunning Yorkshire Dales and North Yorkshire Moors National Parks, three Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty, the Pennines and a picturesque coastline around Scarborough, Whitby and Filey. We have cultural market towns such as Harrogate, Thirsk, Ripon and Northallerton; offering the best of the modern and tradition; there is really something for everyone.

For an informal conversation about the role, please contact James Smith on 01609532582.

Application pack

 Job description - traffic signals technical officer (pdf / 370 KB)

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Network Information Officer

Salary: Up to £25k per annum

Location: Northallerton

We have an exciting opportunity within our Network Strategy team for an officer with responsibility for the Local Street Gazetteer. The gazetteer is fundamental to the successful management of all road works undertaken within North Yorkshire and is uploaded monthly to the National Street Gazetteer hub.

As the largest local authority in England we have a network of over 21,000 streets totalling over 10,000km in length.

You will be involved in the development, maintenance on-going review and improvement of the County Councils Local Street Gazetteer. You will liaise with the seven District Councils within the County to ensure alignment with their Local Land and Property Gazetteers in accordance with GeoPlace guidance. Future improvements include additional Associated Street Data information and the incorporation within the gazetteer of the County Councils 10,000km of Public Rights of Way. You will be expected to achieve the GeoPlace Improvement schedule actions and undertake the regular Health Check.

The County Council is proud of the accuracy of its street data and has been awarded a GeoPlace Exemplar Award and the maintenance of this standard is required.

Other duties include the management of the County Councils Categorised Highway Maintenance Network and the use of GIS to ensure records of highway mapping are accurate and up to date. You will assist with other map based highway information including Winter Service and Horticultural maintenance mapping information.

Some site visits will be required to survey the network of Unsurfaced Unclassified Roads as required.

For informal enquiries about this post, please contact Neil Leighton: Network Management Team Leader on 01609 780 780.

Application Pack

 Job description- Network Information Officer (pdf / 297 KB)

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Assistant highways officer

Salary: up to £22k per annum
Location: Northallerton (county wide remit)

Working in England’s largest county, this role offers a fantastic opportunity for those wishing to start a career in the highways and transportation service as we can offer training and support to allow you to develop and grow. If you are a school leaver or graduate, and are looking for a first opportunity in a sustainable career in highways and transportation, we can offer a comprehensive training programme so this could be an opportunity for you!

There are two posts available. The first is within highway operations where you will assist with the frontline delivery of services working closely with local people. This will include carrying out highway safety inspections and organising maintenance repairs to the county’s roads and footways.

The second is in the transport and development team which is responsible for delivering developer funded improvements to the highway network and ensuring that new estate roads are constructed to a standard suitable for adoption as part of the highway network. The team is looking to recruit assistant highways officers to assist the existing highways officers in this interesting but demanding role. The contract will initially be temporary for 12 months, however it is expected that the contract will be extended.

You will have excellent communication and customer care skills, and have the ability to plan and organise your work effectively. You will also have the ability to work effectively with developers and contractors to ensure any work is delivered to our high standards.

In return, we can offer you numerous benefits including generous annual leave entitlement, access to the Local Government Pension Scheme and to our employee benefits scheme ‘Everybody Benefits’ and commitment to staff training and development.

If you would like to start your career in our highways and transportation service we would like to hear from you.

For an informal conversation about the role, please contact Mike Roberts on 01609 532168 or email mike.roberts@northyorks.gov.uk

Application pack

 Job description - assistant highways officer (pdf / 375 KB)

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Key dates

  • Closing date: 10th September
  • Shortlisting date: week commencing 11th September
  • Interview date: week commencing 25th September

Important note - your written application must fully address the criteria as detailed in the person specification which can be found in the information below. We will not accept CV submissions or applications from agency services.

What can we offer you?

  • Join a highly successful service.
  • Make a real difference to the communities of North Yorkshire.
  • Work in partnership with communities, contractors and wider professional networks.
  • Work on new innovative projects in an organisation whose strong financial management enables the investment into invest to save initiatives to secure future   sustainability.
  • The opportunity to develop knowledge, experience and skills in order to progress your career and gain qualification with professional recognition.
  • Be supported by professionals and a commitment to your continued professional development and life-long learning.
  • Graduate opportunity for career development through our ICE approved training scheme.
  • Have job satisfaction, with the ability to see through projects from start to finish, and witness first-hand the impact on the communities we serve.
  • Use the latest technology and innovative ways of working.
  • Work in an inspiring environment, due to the natural geography of North Yorkshire.
  • Professional support and supervision from your nominated team manager and relevant training.
  • The challenge of complex and varied work through a manageable caseload.
  • Enjoy a variety of competitive employee benefits including employer pension scheme, generous leave entitlement, flexible working, access to range of salary sacrifice schemes and discounts.
  • Access to Social Networking via the North Yorkshire Surveyor Association - NYSA.

And much more... see our benefits brochure below for further details.

Up to an additional 10% of salary is payable for an exceptional candidate as well as relocation package.

About the location

North Yorkshire benefits from easy connectivity to the A1M, M62, A19, A64 providing convenient connectivity to vibrant places such as Durham, Newcastle, York, Leeds, and a little over two hours commute on the main train line to London.

England’s largest county, it includes the Yorkshire Dales and North Yorkshire Moors National Parks, three Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty, the Pennines and a stunning coastline around Scarborough, Whitby, Filey and Harrogate - recognised as best place to live in Yorkshire.

In addition to local facilities, the countryside lends itself to a wide variety of leisure and activities including excellent walks, scenic drives and ranging through to extreme sports ensuring that there is something for everyone.

Additional documents

 Relocation policy (pdf / 179 KB)
Here you can find our relocation expenses policy and procedure.

 Total Rewards Brochure (pdf / 1 MB)
Here you can find details of the comprehensive total rewards package for our staff, consisting of competitive pay, generous annual leave, employee assistance programme and more.